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John Foster speaks on April 12

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

John Foster, Head of Talent and Organization for Hulu, will be speaking at Miami on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm in Room 1 Alumni Hall. He will be giving an inspiring lecture on the connection between wellness and innovation. Below is a recent blog post from John’s blog: jfconnex.com: Be well. Work better. When I think [...]

What Do We Know About Social Design?

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

You are invited to attend a lecture by  designer Mike Weikert entitled: What Do We Know About Social Design? Wednesday Feb 29 at 7:30 in Hiestand 221 Weikert will discuss the emerging field of social design and the lack of clarity and definition around it (not just in the context of the general public, but even within the field [...]

Acton Lake Watershed Research Center Multi-disciplinary Project

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The Multi-disciplinary Design Studio had a unique opportunity this spring (2011) to participate in the designing phases of an NSF Grant proposal for a Watershed Research Center at Acton Lake (near Oxford, Ohio). Collaborating architecture, interior and graphic design students in four different design teams, students were asked to design and develop information and exhibit [...]

CFA111: Product Design

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

A web based retail company has asked you to come up with new ideas for products aimed at the college student market.  The company has an active and growing business in college textbooks. They feel the visibility they already have with this market sector, and the widespread acceptance of e-commerce among students, provides an opportunity [...]

CFA111: Art of Critique

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

CFA111: Marshmallow Challenge

Monday, January 24th, 2011

“The Marshmallow Challenge is a remarkably fun and instructive design exercise that encourages teams to experience simple but profound lessons in collaboration, innovation and creativity. The task is simple: in eighteen minutes, teams must build the tallest free-standing structure out of 20 sticks of spaghetti, one yard of tape, one yard of string, and one marshmallow. [...]

CFA111: Cardboard Transformation

Monday, January 24th, 2011

You are asked to take a 20 x 32” sheet of cardboard and transform it into . . .well actually that’s just the point. Other than the single sheet of cardboard, there are no rules, guidelines, specifications, or directions, express of implied, as to how you should transform, modify, fold, spindle or mutilate the sheet.  [...]

CFA111: Good Design

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

CFA 111 Innovation, Creativity, and Design Thinking is currently being taught during the spring semester and is the new foundation course for the Design Thinking Certificate program being offered by the Miami Design Collaborative. It is also an Honors-Hybrid course at Miami and counts for fine arts and formal reasoning categories in the Miami Liberal [...]

MDC and AIMS Receive Apple Challenge-based Learning Grant

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

AIMS and the Miami Design Collaborative have received a grant from Apple to participate in the training and implementation of their Challenge-based Learning initiative. On January 23-25, Michael Bailey-Van Kuren, Peg Faimon and Glenn Platt will travel toDallas to be trained in CBL, and then will implement those skills and idea into a new course being offered [...]

Visualizing Eastern Europe

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Summer Study-Abroad Program May 23 – June 20, 2011 This course will investigate current trends in interactive design and social media throughout Eastern Europe, within the context of the culture, history and people. Students will learn about design and visualization principles and social media strategies. Each student will be responsible for a self-authored project. The project will consist of [...]

Mind-mapping the Creativity&Learning Symposium

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

During the Creativity and Learning Symposium on March 26, Peg Faimon, Director of the Miami Design Collaborative, created mindmaps to capture the character of the conversations happening throughout the day. Four major questions were discussed and summarized: “How do you describe engaged learning?” “How can we create new opportunities for engaged learning?” “What patterns did [...]

American Greetings Workshop a Success!

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

On Friday, April 16, twelve talented Miami University students presented their work at American Greetings headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. The six design and six writing students were part of workshop that paired four multi-disciplinary teams with AG creative directors. The students created new greeting card concepts for Generation Y. During the visit to Cleveland the [...]

Creativity + Learning Symposium on March 26

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

The School of Fine Arts and Miami Design Collaborative are co-hosting a symposium at the Marcum Conference Center from 10:00am-3:00pm on Friday, March 26. This event, co-sponsored with the School of Education, Health and Society, is titled Creativity and Learning, and focuses on the discussion of multiple frameworks for the engaged university. The interactive session [...]

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  • John Foster speaks on April 12
    no responses - Posted 03.29.12
    John Foster, Head of Talent and Organization for Hulu, will be speaking at Miami on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm in Room 1 Alumni Hall. He will be giving an inspiring lecture on the connection between wellness and innovation. Below is a recent blog post from John's blog: jfconnex.com: Be well. Work better. When I think of wellness, I get images of Richard Simmons ... continue
  • What Do We Know About Social Design?
    no responses - Posted 02.28.12
    You are invited to attend a lecture by  designer Mike Weikert entitled: What Do We Know About Social Design? Wednesday Feb 29 at 7:30 in Hiestand 221 Weikert will discuss the emerging field of social design and the lack of clarity and definition around it (not just in the context of the general public, but even within the field of design). Then he'll share experiences from ... continue
  • Apple features Miami Innovation Course
    no responses - Posted 12.27.11
    During the spring of 2011, a team of faculty from the Miami Design Collaborative created a new course entitled CFA111: Innovation, Creativity & Design Thinking. The faculty involved came from Graphic Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Engineering, Interactive Media Studies and Marketing, and the 80 students that enrolled represented all the divisions of the university, including Education, Business, Humanities, Sciences, Fine ... continue
  • Experiencing Arts & Culture: Paris 2012
    no responses - Posted 10.31.11
    During the summer of 2012, four multi-disciplinary faculty from the School of Fine Arts are collaborating to create a new thematic sequence focused on the integrated arts. Students will travel to Paris for an immersive series of three courses that focus on the global importance and impact of the integrated creative arts (e.g.: architecture, interior design, theatre, studio arts, graphic design, ... continue
  • Year of the Arts & Design for Social Impact
    no responses - Posted 10.10.11
    Academic year 2011-12 has been officially named the “Year of the Arts” at Miami University. As described on the School of Fine Arts website: “Each and every year, the arts at Miami University inspire, educate, and inform the campus community and region from the classroom to the stage with over 200 performances, exhibitions, and special events. To honor the invaluable ... continue
  • Acton Lake Watershed Research Center Multi-disciplinary Project
    no responses - Posted 08.10.11
    The Multi-disciplinary Design Studio had a unique opportunity this spring (2011) to participate in the designing phases of an NSF Grant proposal for a Watershed Research Center at Acton Lake (near Oxford, Ohio). Collaborating architecture, interior and graphic design students in four different design teams, students were asked to design and develop information and exhibit graphics that would potentially be ... continue
  • Acton Lake Watershed Research Center
    no responses - Posted 08.09.11
    a multidisciplinary design project by Samantha Perkins The Multi-disciplinary Design Studio had a unique opportunity this spring (2011) to participate in the designing phases of an NSF Grant proposal for a Watershed Research Center at Acton Lake (near Oxford, Ohio). Collaborating architecture, interior and graphic design students in four different design teams, students were asked to design and develop information and exhibit ... continue